Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Shri Prakash Javadekar will confer the first ‘Antarrashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman’, in New Delhi on 07th of January, 2020.
Acknowledging the positive and responsiby role of media in disseminating the outreach of Yoga in India and abroad, the Ministry of Informatioon and Broadcasting(I&B) had instituted the first Antarashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman (AYDMS) in June, 2019 to mark the contribution of media in spreading the message of Yoga.
The Samman to be conferred would be given under the following categories:
Thirty (30) Sammans under Three (3) categories will be conferred.
Eleven Sammans to be conferred under the category “Best Media Coverage of Yoga in Newspapers”.
Eight Sammans to be conferred under the category “Best Media Coverage of Yoga in Television”.
Eleven Sammans to be conferred under the category “Best Media Coverage of Yoga in Radio”.
The Samman will comprise of a special medal/plaque/trophy and a citation. The contribution of Media in popularizing of Yoga and the entrieswas assessed by a Jury comprising of 6 members and was headed by Justice C. K. Prasad, Chairman, Press Council of India.
Brief on International Day of Yoga
The International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually on 21 June since 2015. The idea of International Day of Yoga was first proposed by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, during his address at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), on 27 September 2014.